George and Joan, Thinking Out Loud: Are We Dumbing Down the Library?

Infopeople is pleased to announce a new series of podcasts: “George and Joan, Thinking Out Loud.” Perspicacious pundits George Needham (OCLC) and Joan Frye Williams (library consultant) will compare notes – in their own inimitable style – on some of the hottest topics in libraries today. First on their list of conversation starters: Do trendy new service models amount to ‘dumbing down’ the library? Don’t miss the opportunity to listen in as Joan and George mix it up in a freewheeling format that’s sure to leave you with plenty to ponder.
If you like this one, stay tuned, because George and Joan will be Thinking Out Loud on the Infopeople site on a monthly basis. Upcoming topics include change and libraries, libraries getting it right, and the decline of deference.
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2 thoughts on “George and Joan, Thinking Out Loud: Are We Dumbing Down the Library?

  1. This is great news to me! I am addicted to podcasts and this one will be a great addition to my collection.
    Is there a way to subscribe to this podcast or should I just watch for new podcasts on blog?

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